Friday, March 11, 2016
SPIRITUALITY AND MINDFULNESS IN PSYCHOTHERAPY: PROMISES & PERILS
John Amodeo, PhD, LMFT
Many of our clients have a meditation practice or are influenced by spirituality. But is their spiritual path one that leads toward healthy emotional development and connection or one that separates them from themselves and others? This talk will draw upon John Amodeo's latest book, Dancing with Fire: A Mindful Way to Loving Relationship, which Dr. Sue Johnson describes as “A must read for every intelligent person who aspires to live as an awake and vibrant human being.”
demonstration you will better understand the concept of spiritual bypassing and be more aware of how clients may use this as a defensive mechanism, discover how Buddhist psychology recognizes the importance of embracing feelings and longings as part of one’s spiritual practice, and learn how Focusing is a somatic component of mindfulness and how it can be brought to bear in a psychotherapy session.
John Amodeo, PhD, LMFT, has been a marriage and family therapist for thirty-five years, and he is the author of Dancing with Fire: A Mindful Way to Loving Relationships. His other books include The Authentic Heart and Love & Betrayal. He also co-authored a chapter with Dr. Sue Johnson on EFT and Buddhism in The Emotionally Focused Casebook. He has conducted workshops internationally on relationships and couples therapy and has been a featured media guest on programs that included CNN, Donahue, and New Dimensions Radio. John Amodeo has private practices in San Rafael, San Francisco, and the Sebastopol area. Besides being a Focusing trainer, he has also trained in Somatic Experiencing for trauma.
CEUs: This workshop meets the qualifications for 1.5 CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. These will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CEP # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to sponsor CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents Contact Laurie Buntain, Director-at-Large for Programs for more information.
Marin County Chapter of CAMFT
PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065
(415) 459 3484 www.marincamft.org
CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family
Therapists (CAMFT Provider #56895) to sponsor continuing education for
LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs